By Sheila Arkee
Hello, my name is Sheila, and I am a shimmer loving individual. I can’t help it- I’m just one of those folks who loves to shimmer, shimmer, shimmer on forever. And I always will! I do appreciate the virtues of a matte shadow and had Urban Decay’s Naked Basics palette on my mind for quite some time.
Urban Decay’s Naked Basics is a collection of six satin and matte shadows with four colors that are exclusive to this palette. These are rich, velvety shadows that are great when worn on their own or blended with other shadows.
The colors include: Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (very light yellow/white matte), Walk of Shame (very light nude matte)…
… Naked2 (taupe matte), Faint (warm, dusty brown matte) and Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte).
With the seasonal skin dryness I’ve been experiencing, I’ve been a tad bit concerned about my lids lately – there are some dry spots which are usually covered quite well by shimmery shadows, but Naked Basics has stepped up to the plate, courtesy of Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™. The colors apply smoothly and blend really well. I mean, really well! I’m really impressed with the quality of these shadows – they give matte shadows a brand new reputation – and a good one, a that!
These rich matte browns are the perfect way to compliment a brighter lip!
I have to mention that Naked Basics reminds me of Physicians Formula Classics Basics, a similar palette that is not quite as smooth or pigmented, but is somewhat of a dupe for Naked Basics.
My Final Thoughts: Mattes are a hard texture to pin down and often end up dry and patchy. Urban Decay seems to have conquered this problem with a set of silky smooth, pigment-rich colors that are pretty on their own and when used to blend down brighter colors. If you’re missing matte neutrals in your makeup collection, you’ll want to snag this set.
Availability: You can purchase this at Sephora stores and online at UrbanDecay.com.
*Product purchased with a gift card provided by Coupons.com in exchange for a post.